Roscommon CCC Bulletin 17.04.2020
Here are the important dates, deadlines and announcements for the week 13 April – 17 April 2020.
Friday 3 April – 27 April – Saver window
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Sole Trader/Small Business/Owner Support Package now available in County Roscommon for Sole Traders of Childcare Services
Roscommon County Childcare Committee in collaboration with Roscommon Local Enterprise Office (Roscommon LEO) have agreed a package of supports for private providers in County Roscommon that wish to avail of additional accountancy supports as they navigate these challenging times. If you are a sole trader/private owner of a childcare business in County Roscommon and would like support with your payroll/accounts please contact Roscommon LEO Phone: 090 6626263/37100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you will know Áine Mannion one of our staff members here. Áine is carrying out research as part of her final year studying for her Masters in Advocacy and Leadership in the Early Years in relation to the key development benefits of Aistear for children completing the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme in County Roscommon. Áine would like to interview Early Years Professionals that implement the ECCE programme. If you wish to get in contact with Áine in relation to this research study, please do not hesitate to contact her directly via email on S00143222@mail.itsligo.ie
From today until 27 April you can make changes to the registrations of any children who were still on the legacy schemes CCSP and TEC. Obviously there is no need to make any changes to registrations beyond the 13th March, when services were told to close.
Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (WSCS)
This really is everyone’s focus at the moment and your questions are coming in thick and fast. Whilst we will do our absolute best to help you navigate the scheme, there are some questions that we cannot answer. We cannot tell you how to set up your payroll for this new scheme. This is a question for your payroll company or your accountant.
We cannot advise you as to how this might affect staff DEASP payments. That is a question for each individual staff member who might be affected, and they need to contact the DEASP for clarity.
We will try our absolute best to guide you through the new scheme, but please understand when we tell you that we can’t answer your question because we don’t know. We continue to send your queries to the DCYA for inclusion in updated FAQs. Attached is V2 FAQ document published by DCYA on Wednesday evening.
Some of the questions that we have been receiving:
On the form, what is the employer number?
That is a reference number from your payroll. It is a field on the Revenue Payroll notification and payroll submission. You can read about it on Revenue’s site here:
Staff would prefer to stay on the PUP than be paid through payroll because it is isn’t taxed.
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) is taxable pay. From the Citizen’s Information website:
Taxation of COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
Revenue has indicated that it will treat the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment as taxable income. Depending on a person’s overall income during a year, the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment may affect a person’s overall tax liability for the year. There is also the issue of staff ‘choosing’ to stay on the PUP payment. It is an unemployment payment, it is meant for people who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 or who have been put on a temporary lay-off. We are asking IBEC for advice on how to handle this situation and will keep you posted.
How can I manage annual leave?
We have asked IBEC for advice on this question too and will get back to you as soon as we have a definitive answer for you.
I receive AIM funding – what can I do with this money?
Your AIM funded staff will be on your company payroll so their wages will be covered by the wage subsidy scheme. Therefore, any remaining AIM funding, which you would normally use to pay staff wages, will be netted off. See section 34 in the FAQ document.
I got a very large payment from Revenue under the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme, have I done something wrong?
No, you haven’t, and neither has Revenue made a mistake. Until 4 May, Revenue will be paying €410 per eligible employee, after 4 May, the subsidy will be based on the previous week’s payroll. For more detail please see Revenue’s website https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/communications/covid19/temporary-covid-19-wage-subsidy-scheme.aspx
If we get any further information on questions that you have asked, we will send out a email. The DCYA are likely to send out and updated FAQ based on the questions you are asking. Revenue are regularly updating their FAQs in light of questions they receive too.
REMINDER OF THE WEEK:
We are all answering phones and emails and working through your queries as quickly as we can.
If you have any questions or queries, contact a member of the team on the following :
Martina Towey, Administrator 094 9622540 Mob:087 0629894 email@example.com
Sinead Mc Quaid, Childcare Development Officer, 094 9622540 Mob: 087 7744406 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel Dunne, Childcare Development Officer 094 9622540 Mob: 087 7744405 email@example.com
Áine Mannion, Childcare Development Officer 094 9622540 Mob: 087 7744404 firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene Cafferky, County Coordinator/Manager 094 9622540 Mob: 086 6039606 email@example.com